COURTS OF PARIS, NAPLES, ETC* 77 mand of the Duke de Guiche, defended the entrance of the palace, at the hall called 1'Oeil de Boeuf. The mob begged to be heard, and the King allowed one of the women to enter. He gave an order to the directors of the royal granaries for bread to be distributed among them. The Count d'Estaing behaved in a very cowardly manner, and deserted his post. They say the Marshal de Broglie has offered to con- vey the King and royal family in safety to Mete, and he is much advised to go; but Necker objects to it. It is supposed that if he went the Duke d'Orleans would be crowned. Necker proposed that the Queen and children should go to Ram- bouillet, but she will not leave the King. The King has accepted the constitution. La Fayette addressed him. He speaks little, they say, from having few ideas, not from profound thought. He said in the Assemble Nationale that "Vinsurrection est la plus sainte des devoirs" That is certainly an original idea. The King has ordered away the Gardes du Corps, except those belonging to the palace. Many nobles have run four first priests who renounced their ministry, and became one of the most violent enemies of the King. He had the good fortune to escape the fate that befell the greater part of the principal actors in the Revolution, and lived to an advanced age.